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What’s on your desk?

It’s time to resurrect this post - in keeping with that Friday feeling (though some might want to do this on Monday when they have a digital camera to hand).

Much along the lines of the Metropolis Cabinets of Curiosity article, stick some photos up of your area, space or creative environment.

If you want to post your image in the comments - then you can do one of two things.

1. upload the image to your server and include the HTML tag in your comment posting as a link to it. Like this: <img src=”http://www.YOURSERVER.COM/desk.jpg”>

2. email me the photo and I’ll stick it up and email you the URL. d at mdnstudio.com

Don’t worry if you can’t get around to this till next week, this is not just a Friday-only thing.

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PUBLISHED ON Jul.11.2003 BY damien
Kiran Max Weber’s comment is:

Here is the link to the February post if people are curious.

On Jul.11.2003 at 09:23 AM
Bob’s comment is:

Yeah, it's a mess. You'll notice that I don't have any drawers so that necessitates piles. And I don't have a trashcan either. Those are my excuses.

On Jul.11.2003 at 10:36 AM
damien’s comment is:

The most important thing on my desk in the mornings:

And I too have few shelves - which makes for growing paper piles, that after reaching a certain height, get put away somewhere out of sight.

On Jul.11.2003 at 10:49 AM
Todd’s comment is:

Luckily, I snapped this a few days ago for another project...

On Jul.11.2003 at 11:23 AM
Patrick’s comment is:

I work at home, so I have to keep it clean. I don't even have a separate "office" room, and I can't stand to have my current jobs staring me in the face 24/7. So I always file them away at the end of the day. I guess I'm just virgo like that.

I also tend to move around, depending on what I am doing.

On Jul.11.2003 at 11:35 AM
Kiran Max Weber’s comment is:

Todd, so modern - so black and white. You should work here.

Patrick, your room reminds me of your website. How consistent!

On Jul.11.2003 at 11:44 AM
jonsel’s comment is:

You should work here.

That Vignelli partners photo belongs in design clichés! Do you think they all wear Massimo and Leila-designed clothing?

On Jul.11.2003 at 11:52 AM
Dan’s comment is:

Welcome to my world.

It looked really drab so I made a few of my favorite things float in space larger than life.

On Jul.11.2003 at 12:18 PM
Patrick’s comment is:

Patrick, your room reminds me of your website. How consistent!

The green type from my site isn't actually in the room, ya know! That'd be like working in the batcave. I am wearing a shirt that color, though. Hmmm. Not sure what that says about me.

Dan- I want an egg cuber! Perfect metaphor of design for design's sake. How modern.

On Jul.11.2003 at 12:50 PM
Tan’s comment is:

I know this is a little different, but I'm too busy right now to shoot my current desk -- so here's a QTVR of our office -- make sure to click on the stairway, which will take you up to the loft area (keep clicking if it sticks). But I'm actually in our other office most of the time now that we've merged..sigh. It's not nearly as cool -- I'll send more photos when I find a minute.

And here's the view from our rooftop deck.

On Jul.11.2003 at 01:17 PM
Noodlem’s comment is:

A year ago but looks the same.

On Jul.11.2003 at 02:27 PM
Amanda’s comment is:

my little part of the world.

On Jul.11.2003 at 03:24 PM
Paul’s comment is:

Can you find:

� � � a pica ruler?

� � � Emigré #16?

� � � Murder Can Be Fun #12?

� � � Hans Christian Anderson?

It's a mess, but hey...it's Friday!

On Jul.11.2003 at 03:39 PM
Tan’s comment is:

Ok, here's my desk. It's at about defcon-3 right now. It's been more messy, and it's been neater.

On Jul.11.2003 at 05:15 PM
anthony’s comment is:

Still a disaster area.

On Jul.11.2003 at 10:00 PM
pk’s comment is:

i'm a list freak. no pictures. sorry.

on a PMS 193 table:

1 21" samsung monitor.

1 apple keyboard (graphite)

1 desk lamp, retro

1 coffee can (french market) containing:

    1 pair fiskars

    7 pencils

    1 hand-stapler

    2 black rubber-handled xactos

    4 uniball vision pens

    1 size 00 screwdriver

    1 unbent paperclip (guess why)

    9 holographic batz maru stickers

1 wedding rsvp card (late)

3 keys (honda, front and back doors)

2 lines of lead spelling my name (futura, gift)

1 jar (goya honey) containing $9.22 in coin

45 xacto blades

1 ipod (10 GB) containing:

    moby, 18

    shriekback, aberrations

    tho so aa, absorb

    thc, adagio

    sigur ros, agaetis byrjun

    beaumont hannant, basic data manipulation

    wolfgang press, bird wood cage

    self, breakfast with girls

    deee-lite, dewdrops in the garden

    asche, distorted dj

    soft pink truth, do you party?

    revolting cocks, easy listening

    the cranes, forever

    seefeel, fracture/tied

    japan, gentlemen take polaroids

    sasha, GU13 (Ibiza)

    broken fabiola, her awful goodness

    sigur ros, hlemmur ost

    arovane, icol diston

    lazy dog volume 2

    anthony pappa, live in mexico

    akufen, my way

    click click, party hate

    aphex twin, selected ambient 2

    esem, serial human

    duran duran, singles 81-85

    click click, skripglow

    marilyn manson, cmells like children

    bola, soup

    nina hagen, sternenmadchen

    android lust, the dividing

    dither, urei

     sigur ros, von

1 wacom tablet holding:

    6 PMS chips (136, 2985, 408, 618, 659, 5415)

1 18 lb orange american tabby (named doug) containing:

    1/2 can iams senior formula beef flavor

    2 moths

    1 fly

    1 giant hairball just waiting to erupt (i suspect)

1 milk bottle safety ring (entertainment for doug)

On Jul.14.2003 at 03:13 AM
Arturo’s comment is:

Ohhh Anthony, You have the always precious thinking hat on top of your monitor ;)

On Jul.14.2003 at 11:52 AM
Kiran Max Weber’s comment is:

Office 01

Office 02

On Jul.14.2003 at 03:12 PM
Patrick Bennett’s comment is:

OK, so this is an old photo... but honestly my desk hasn't changed one bit since this was taken in February.

On Jul.14.2003 at 04:55 PM
Paul’s comment is:

I think I'd never get any work done with a nice wintry vista like that hovering right behind my monitor...

On Jul.14.2003 at 06:11 PM
Brent’s comment is:

What do you feed that printer? I'd be scared to work next to that thing for fear of being eaten.

Unless that's some kind of newfangled excercise equipment then nevermind...

On Jul.15.2003 at 09:12 AM
Sara Burgess’s comment is:

Here's my desk at work:

On Jul.16.2003 at 01:38 PM
Marc’s comment is:

Vainly sacrificing image sharpness for absence of flash.

Cleaned up today. This is my corner of the studio. Everyone else has a built in - boss gets the old IKEA butcher block. Can you tell it's below grade?

Points to anyone who can identify the DVD on the desk.

On Jul.18.2003 at 12:14 AM
James’s comment is:

Curiously my desk is a lot tidier than I thought, there are normally more cigarette boxes and pointless pieces of paper on it.

On Jul.29.2003 at 12:43 PM
MikeyJ's’s comment is:

Currently looking like an a-bomb went off on my desk. I guess I'll clean after deadline.

On Aug.09.2003 at 01:10 AM
jesse’s comment is:

Finally got around to this. Apparently Tan and I shop at the same place. Wish I had gotten the T-legs.

On Aug.13.2003 at 07:51 AM
Armin’s comment is:

I just got a cool add-on for my wall, courtesy of my lovely wife. She built all by herself.

It's a two-part metallic chalkboard/message board.

It has it's own customized chalk holder

And even it's own (also customized) magnets

Thank you wife!

On Sep.07.2003 at 05:13 PM
Christopher Simmons’s comment is:

On Sep.12.2003 at 01:07 PM
jonsel’s comment is:

CInema display show-off. ;-)

On Sep.12.2003 at 01:48 PM
Tan’s comment is:

Good God, Chris. Your studio looks like a page out of Pottery Barn or Design w/i Reach. Eames aluminum group chair, Tizio lamp, tank table and matching bookcase....damn you, I'm jealous.

On Sep.12.2003 at 02:01 PM
Kiran Max Weber’s comment is:

I like your desk Chris. Beautiful.

On Sep.12.2003 at 02:02 PM
Armin’s comment is:

Tan, at least your desk is cleaner than that, right?

On Sep.12.2003 at 02:02 PM
Tan’s comment is:

uh-huh...right. my office table is a disaster area right now. There are stacks upon stacks of shit burying me.

My home office, or as I call it, page 143 from the IKEA catalog, is littered with toys and all sorts of paper crap that my wife leaves for me to look over.


On Sep.12.2003 at 02:08 PM
Christopher Simmons’s comment is:

I can't help myself: I'm addicted to stainless steel.

Of course my desks at work are a collection of piles and stacks and assorted collections of inspirational and utilitarian debris. It's shameful.

On Sep.13.2003 at 10:14 AM
surts’s comment is:

I've wanted to post to this for a while...

as you can see with my view outside, we haven't moved passed the glorious 70's. yes, I have a mac at my other office - er I mean home.

Interesting to see a couple people with Weingart"s Typography in their places. pgs 170 to 197 are some of my favs.

On Nov.14.2003 at 09:50 PM
True Desktop Project’s comment is:

All of these will look great in the True Desktop Project

On Jan.10.2004 at 12:57 PM